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re:mix a proposal about identities and borders

I found this interesting Call For Curators by International ArtExpo Festivals. The idea is that a curator or group of film artists can submit a proposal and present a hybrid event in Photography, Video Art, CG and Performing Arts, among others.

call for curators

The main theme is the Hybridization and mixing of Identities and borders.

Nowadays, urban environments, people, rules and limits are no more distinct realities, but they constantly modify and get mixed together, generating new connections and hybrid results. Ethic, social, sexual and religious borders get confused and we feel free to overcome and change all the limits, creating and showing a new type of identity: a crossbreed of characters inserts into a metropolis in which you can find everything you need and become everything you desire.

International ArtExpo is a not for profit organization dedicated to contemporary art and video art that provides a significant forum for cultural dialogue between all artists from different cultures and countries. Its object is to use new technologies to globalize the language of art, to connect the conceptual points of contact of artists working in every part of the world, all united in the thick plot of the world net and with one will: to communicate through art, a language that transcends boundaries and geographical barriers.

International ArtExpo
Corso Vittorio Emanuele II, 33
70122 Bari (Italy)



NOW make it a hybrid movie.

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Hybrid has become an almost cliche’ word, nothing is pure, all is remixed. Hybri d in principle refers to work that cuts across genre definitions, styles, cultures or traditions. Hybrids have been a core part avant-garde cultures, in the west the idea of hybrid work makes me think of the impulses to re:think and re:do that Dada and later video-art gave to the image-making landscape.

Transmedia projets are big now, as producers weave game and narrative ideas to explore new forms of interactive storytelling that will tickle crowd-sources and give heroes longer life.

Have you seen any hybrid films you like? Are you making any story that is hybrid? In the Cinemahead forum there is room to talk about, like, “where is story told best?”

When talking about Energy, hybrids are machines that use more than one form of propulsion or fuel, like electric cars that can be switched to gasoline if needed. I personally prefer Tesla, powerful imagineering.